Friday, December 31, 2010

You say you want a revolution?

Well, you know, all you're going to get is a few resolutions.

Next year, at this time, these are the things I hope to have accomplished:

1.  Set and live by a budget.  (GASP!  The Horror!)  Seriously, though, I need to get a handle on my finances and figure out exactly what's coming in and better monitor what's going out.  Maggie sent me her spreadsheets forever ago and I've not done a thing with them yet.  That changes this weekend.

2.  Build up savings.  Eventually, I'd like to have at least 6 months worth of expenses saved, but that's not realistically going to happen in 2011, unless I encounter some awesome unforeseen windfall.  I'll settle for adding at least $50 a week to my coffers for now. (And that does NOT mean putting in $50 on Friday and taking out $100 on Monday, Little Miss Spendthrift!)

3.  Get a handle on that laundry mess.  Grown people don't pile their clean clothes on a table.  Grown people fold their clothes and hang their clothes and match up their socks and put their clothes away so they can easily find their clothes so they don't have a fucking meltdown each morning as they're trying to figure out what they're going to wear for work.  I need to handle that.

4.  Speaking of household chores - keeping your rooms clean isn't too much to ask, really, is it?  RoomS, as in, all of them.  There's no reason I can't keep the house neat and tidy.  Again, grown people....

5.  I want to have a baby.  If I could pregnant right away and get the baby here by the end of 2011, that'd be great, but if not, could I at least by this time next year be pregnant with a baby I'll carry to term?  I won't mind if it takes a while for us to get one that's going to stick, just so long as we don't have to go through that horrible loss again; just so long as we can have one successful pregnancy.  Just one.  That's all I'm asking here.

6.  I want to be a better manager.  I want to be a better employee.  I want to make myself more valuable to my company, and in return, I want to make more money.

7.  I'm going to lose 50 pounds in 2011.  Unless I get pregnant, in which case, God help me, I'll probably gain 50 pounds, so my 2012 goal will be to lose 100 pounds.  How about I forget the number game and just vow to eat better and get at least 30 minutes of exercise every day?  That's gotta count for something.

8.  I will take a picture every day.  What I'll do with those pictures remains to be seen, but I want them.

9.  More crafts.  I need things to hang on the walls.  And to occupy my time.

10.  Volunteering - I'm going to do it.  I don't know what or where, but I have so much and I need to give back and I don't have any money so my time will have to do.

That's a lot of goals, right?  Not really, I guess.  I wonder how many I'll have forgotten about this time next week?

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